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February 1, 2018 | Legal Document

Court Opinion Lahaina Injection Wells

The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment rulings that the County of Maui violated the Clean Water Act when it discharged pollutants from its wells into the Pacific Ocean, and further finding that the County had fair notice of its violations.

February 1, 2018 | Press Release: Victory

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maui Clean Water Act Decision

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules Maui County violated the Clean Water Act by injecting millions of gallons of treated sewage each day into injection wells that discharge pollutants into the Pacific Ocean

January 29, 2018 | Blog Post

We’re Fighting to Keep Coal out of a Kentucky Lake

Represented by their lawyers at Earthjustice, Kentucky Waterways Alliance and Sierra Club just filed an appeal to force Kentucky Utilities to clean up toxic coal ash pollution in Herrington Lake.

January 25, 2018 | Blog Post

Trump puede redoblar su ofensiva en el 2018. Nosotros también.

Con más abogados industriales y lobbies dirigiendo agencias federales habrá más ataques contra las protecciones ambientales. Pero no estaremos solo a la defensiva, iremos a cualquier lugar donde se pueda avanzar, sin descartar ningún estado y de manera internacional.

January 22, 2018 | Blog Post

In 2018, Trump May Double Down, But So Will We

With more top positions at federal agencies filled by industry lawyers and lobbyists, we expect more virulent attacks on environmental protections. But we won’t solely be on the defensive: We are expanding anywhere we can make progress, including in some unlikely states and internationally.

November 28, 2017 | Letter

60 Groups Urge Support for the Clean Water Rule

60 groups urge the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment to support the critical clean water protections laid out in the 2015 Clean Water Rule

November 6, 2017 | Legal Document

60 Day Notice of Intent to Sue Back 40 Mine Project

On behalf of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (the “Menominee Tribe”), we ask that you take immediate action to remedy ongoing violations of a non-discretionary duty under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”). As fully described below, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the “Corps”) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) are in violation of their mandatory duties under the Clean Water Act Section 404 (33 U.S.C. § 1344), due to their failure to exercise jurisdiction and regulatory authority over navigable waters of the United States—the Menominee River and adjacent wetlands—that are not delegable to the State of Michigan under 33 U.S.C. § 1344(g). This letter constitutes a 60-day notice of intent to file a citizen suit against EPA pursuant to Section 505 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. § 1365(a)(2).